Hi guys, I have a question about working out the capacitance of a capacitor. I am not great at electronics, but if i understand correctly the capacitor in a capacitor motor is what makes it start spinning. I'm wondering is anyone could recommend a good resource for reading about how this works. I also have a problem that people may be able to help with. I have a motor that runs off 230 mains voltage and draws 1A. It has a horse power of 1/3 and has a speed of 2000rpm. Is it possible to work out the capacitance of the capacitor in this circuit to start the motor (if so how). If not what do i need to know to work this out. This is only a hypothetical question and i am not building a motor to work. Thanks guys, Will.